The Infections in the History of Medicine

From miasmas to germs: a historical approach to theories of infectious disease transmission
Karamanou Marianna, Panayiotakopoulos George, Tsoucalas Gregory, Kousoulis Antonis A., Androutsos George
From miasma to germ theory we trace the evolution of conceptions in infectious disease transmission. Starting from the unproved theories of contagiousness we move on to miasma theory, contagion theory and spontaneous generation theory up to the revolutionary germ theory of disease transmission.

Page 58-62 - Vol.20 N. 1 - 2012